So…a week or so ago we launched THIS competition.
A couple of quick comments before we announce the winners.
I wish I could give 10 sets of tickets away…you guys (ladies included) are awesome.
I picked this winner because of a few of things…
1. I love that this pastor spent time in Family Ministry and I don’t want him to forget!
2. I want to help rejuvenate a church.
3. I love that the board of the church is concerned for families.
4. I want to give a husband and wife time away!
That being said…here is the winning letter.
My Wife and I – Crystal Patey, Youth & Children’s Pastor at Trinity Pentecostal Church, Baie Verte – have spent the last number of years in Youth & Children’s Ministry. Now, we have taken up the challenge of being the Senior Pastors in a small church of about 100 people, in the community of Baie Verte, NL., Canada, pop. approx. 1250. She serves as the part time youth & children’s pastor, and I serve as the Senior Pastor!
We have been given a mandate by our board to reach this community and engage young families in our church and community, in an assembly that is aging and desperately needs new life, fresh energy and renewed vision. The Think Orange conference will be a great benefit to us, as a place where we can get new ideas, learn to think creatively, and impact the families of this community that is set to explode with new work opportunities and the possibility of many young families moving back home or moving into town to work in the area’s mining industry.
Pastor Greg Patey